Chook breeding

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Shadowgirlau
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Re: Chook breeding

Postby Shadowgirlau » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:43 pm

Ooh! you are wicked :lol: with these stories :lol: I can hardly move I am laughing so much from the mental image they conjured.

I still only have 4 chicks and so if there are no more when I check her tomorrow then I shall remove the eggs as I don't really think I will get any more at this stage. Today will be day 2 after they were due. I feel somewhat disappointed that there are only 4 chicks from a batch of twelve. :( such is life though.

Another hen has gone broody but I only have the one small pen and it is occupied so I am constantly trying to disaude her from sitting. Gosh I hope these 4 are at least hens. Looks like I may have 3 RIR and one gold dottie?

Kathleen
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

Heidi
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Re: Chook breeding

Postby Heidi » Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:03 pm

Oh, I have so many "it could only happen to me stories" but I am glad that they happen to others too! The rooster in the back of the car :lol: The poor bloke probably thought he wasn't the only one with issues!

Okay, the rooster that I was given when I was in Sydney, I had to keep in my MIL's 2BR unit's garage in a box. It started crowing at 4am in the morning. The others in the complex were not impressed at all! My husband dutifully confessed to the neighbours who enquired if we had a rooster in our house. I farmed him out to my brother who lives on the outskirts of town and where roosters are more acceptable.

We brought him home, and he got into a fight with the existing rooster (they were meant to stay in their separate pens). So, the injuries and the 35 degree day the other day, unfortunately done him in...

See... only I could bring a rooster 800km and then kill it.

H

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Re: Chook breeding

Postby minnie » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:02 am

Heidi,

That's so sad for the rooster, but I just love the people wondering... is that a rooster, where is it... :lol:

Yes I've often said to Mum we should write a book on the ridiculous things that happen to us, usually animals involved. :lol:

Vicki

Shadowgirlau
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Re: Chook breeding

Postby Shadowgirlau » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:51 pm

Well of my 12 eggs only those 4 hatched. Checked the remaining eggs after the hen left them to take her chicks out for the day. Of the 8 only 1 was indeed fertile. Why that chick didn't hatch I have no idea. I think the unfertile ones were mainly the gold Laced Wyandottes. Maybe I will have better luck next time. In the mean time the 4 chicks are doing very well and seem healthy

Loved the tales, still chuckling over these mishaps

Kathleen
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon


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